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College Track New Orleans

Program Description

College Track is a national college completion nonprofit that empowers students from underserved communities to reach their dream of a college degree. Through our center-based approach and core service areas, College Track has created a culture of high expectations. We ensure that each student is college ready and provide support that many students do not have in their homes or at their schools. Together, these components make a powerful, comprehensive program that empowers students to achieve their dream of a college education.

College Track's programs for high school and college students are centered around our four core service areas:

Academic Affairs reinforces high standards and accountability that enable our students to enter college and succeed in life.

Student Life provides students the opportunities, resources, and tools to explore their passions and constructively engage in their communities.

College Affairs guides students in all aspects related to college admissions and helps students find college scholarships.

College Success provides support to our college students through academic advising and help finding financial aid.

Each program has a set of clearly-defined student goals and expectations that are mapped to higher education admission requirements. These core programs form College Track's foundation, but, like anything else, it is the intangibles that make the real difference. The staff and volunteers set high standards, encouraging and supporting students when students feel daunted and providing tough love when students are not performing to their potential. It is the personal element of the relationships formed, between volunteers, staff and students that make College Track a uniquely effective educational force.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Race & Ethnicity

  • Hispanic/Latino: 5%
  • Other: 6%
  • African American: 89%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 162
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Agnes Scott College (1)
  • Birmingham Southern College (2)
  • Dillard University
  • Fisk University
  • Goucher College
  • Howard University (3)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (4)
  • Louisiana Tech University (1)
  • Loyola University New Orleans (3)
  • Miles College (2)
  • Nicholls State University (3)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (5)
  • Southern University and A & M College (1)
  • Spelman College
  • Spring Hill College (1)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (2)
  • University of New Orleans (2)
  • Virginia State University (1)
  • Xavier University of Louisiana (1)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 83%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 54%